Meaning of quiz

quiz

Pronunciation: (kwiz), [key]
— n., pl. v., quiz•zes, quizzed, quiz•zing.
—n.
  1. an informal test or examination of a student or class.
  2. a questioning.
  3. a practical joke; a hoax.
  4. an eccentric, often odd-looking person.
—v.t.
  1. to examine or test (a student or class) informally by questions.
  2. to question closely: The police quizzed several suspects.
  3. to make fun of; ridicule; mock; chaff.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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